Workers Compensation Back Injury Lawyer
Herniated Disc, Fractured Vertebra or Other Spinal Injury
The most common variety of workers compensation claim encountered in New Jersey is unquestionably a back injury claim. Not surprisingly, employers and their workers compensation insurance carriers are well schooled in defending these claims and you should have the same benefit. The workers compensation lawyers at our New Jersey law firm have years of experience representing individuals who have injured their back in the workplace.
Herniated Disc & Other Lumbar Back Injuries at Work
The lower back is subjected to a wide variety of stresses in the workplace and this can lead to injury. The typical scenario is a worker suffering what appears to be a lumbar or lower back sprain. The injury lingers and the workers compensation claimant is eventually referred for a MRI of his back by the insurance carrier for the employer. The MRI reveals that the injured employee has a herniated disc or some other form of disc injury. This type of workplace injury often manifests in the form of lower back pain or radiating nerve pain referred to as radiculopathy (i.e. nerve impingement). The disc injury and resulting nerve injury can be so severe as to require surgical decompression. Others are aided through lumbar injections (e.g. epidurals) to abate the symptoms of their back injury. We have learned through years of experience that this process is substantially improved when a knowledgeable workers compensation lawyer, such as those at our firm, is at the side of a claimant. Otherwise, the claimant can be subjected to unnecessary delay and/or abuse by the employer or its insurer in processing benefits for a back injury, for example, timely referring the claimant for epidural back injections or an MRI.
Workers Compensation Lawyers With Experience in Handling NJ Back Injury Claims
The workplace injury lawyers at our New Jersey office are well versed in both workers compensation law and back injuries. We believe that knowledge in both of these areas is imperative to properly represent a workers compensation petitioner for a back injury. A compensation lawyer is available to assist you immediately and would be happy to address your questions and concerns. Initial consultations with our attorneys are always free of charge so you should not hesitate to contact us if you are in need of assistance.
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At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall located in Freehold, Trenton, Toms River, Paterson, New Brunswick, Jersey City, Hackettstown, and Somerville our workers compensation attorneys and staff are committed to helping employees injured on the job, whether as a result of workplace accidents or occupational diseases. If you have been injured in a workplace accident it is important to have a lawyer review your claim to see that you are being treated fairly and to ensure that you receive full compensation for your injury claim. Please call 877-450-8301 or e-mail our office to arrange a free consultation.